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  1. 5,760 votes
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    working on it  ·  359 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

    Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

    2,126 votes
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  3. Use built in notifications for macOS

    Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.

    1,960 votes
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  4. Sound is too low and other sound problems

    VOLUME:

    The sound is too low!! Most people don't think it's even on. Let us customize the sound level, please.

    CUSTOMIZE SOUNDS:

    Right now sounds are all or nothing. This is not good. For example, you may want to have sound for Calls but not for chat or messages. There is a difference when you need to hear that someone is calling you – versus getting the constant bing/bing/bing on message chat.
    In addition – on commercial skype you could actually set sound notification channel or chat by channel or chat. Some things you want the bing – others it…

    1,420 votes
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    279 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under review. I’ll keep following up with the feature team and sharing all your feedback.

    -Warren

  5. Notifications are easily missed

    The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one. Slack is currently much better in that sense.

    1,374 votes
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    146 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still being reviewed. The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications, but they haven’t forgotten about this item.

    I hope to have more details soon.
    -Warren

  6. Follow and unfollow conversation thread

    Hi,

    This idea is not new. Currently we have a lot of unnecessary notifications and i believe we need flexible options to either get rid of them or setup banner/alert. And we already got "Follow channel" option in the latest update:
    https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16925461-allow-different-notifications-options-on-teams-and

    I think we should go forward and improve conversation/thread notifications.It's very annoying when you replied to the conversation and then it becomes spamming. You have no option to unfollow this conversation and keep receiving notifications. From the other hand, there are conversations where you either not mentioned directly by @ tag or not replied yet but want to…

    1,117 votes
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    62 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    The feature team is still working away on this feature request. No new updates at this time.
    -Warren

  7. Separate speakers for Notification Audio vs Call Audio (Desktop)

    When headphones are always plugged in, it is easy to miss a notification. An option to specify different speakers for Call Audio vs Notification Audio would be awesome. Similar to Skype.

    1,083 votes
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  8. Add team wide reminders

    We have weekly bot reminders currently on Slack and that would be a big advantage to getting our whole team moved over.

    For example:
    - Tuesdays at noon: Reminder - team meeting in 30 minutes
    - Last Friday of month: Finish submitting hours
    - etc....

    974 votes
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    62 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is under review by the feature team. No new feedback at this time.
    -Warren

  9. Mute a channel - (Mute Chat is complete)

    I'd love to keep groups/channels in my list, but mute a channel so I don't get those. I get notified whenever some tags a channel eg @General, it's super distracting!

    Also would like the possibility to mute a group chat, so no sound or mobile notification should be received for a user that chooses to mute some group chat.

    920 votes
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    134 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    Mute a channel is still being worked upon. The team is still hard at work on this item. No updates at this time.

    -Warren

  10. Make "Follow this channel" the default setting.

    Usual Microsoft lack of UI intuition.
    Channels should be followed by default with the user unfollowing it if they wish.

    869 votes
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    135 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still being reviewed and pending a decision. No new details at this time.

    -Warren

  11. Persistent notification

    I'm using Mac and one annoying thing is that I'm not getting notified of new messages in team channels (whether I'm mentioned or not) because I missed the banner in the top right of the screen, either from being away from my desk or focusing on my second screen. The red icon is added to the actual application icon in the dock menu when I get a direct chat but there should be something here to indicate that team chats have new messages

    551 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under consideration by the feature team.

    -Warren

  12. Ability to Mute a Conversation Thread

    Please allow the ability for individual users to mute replies to a thread they have participated in. Allow this to be a toggle located under the three dot menu or an additional hover button.

    464 votes
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  13. Include notifications based on keywords.

    We need to get notifications based on keywords. For example: I am a subject matter expert for SAP and I like to know when SAP is typed into a channel so I can offer assistance.

    413 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    Due to a priority shift we need to move this one onto the backlog again.

    I’ll keep you posted once we can pick up the forward momentum again.

    -Warren

  14. Browser/OS independent desktop notifications using HTML5

    Not sure about the desktop clients because there isn't one available for my operating system. However, the web app is essentially unfit for purpose because I can't tell when anyone is trying to contact me unless I sit there, constantly staring at the app.

    340 votes
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    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This is still being worked upon and making good progress! Stay tuned for additional updates.

    -Warren

  15. Turn off message preview in notification toast

    Currently, when I receive a message, a preview of this message is displayed in the notification toast. As we will be using Teams at work, it would be great for privacy if I had the option to turn off these previews, so the notification toast will just say "New Message from XY"

    314 votes
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  16. Multiple Notifications Bugs

    Hello,

    We have been testing Microsoft Teams for almost a week now, while we love the product; however, it is proving to be counter productive when it stops sending notifications, we are using alternative means to notify each other to check messages on MS Teams.

    What we noticed for example is that if discussions continue in a thread for over a day, no new notifications whatsoever are being triggered. In some occasions, even though we have an ongoing discussion, notifications stop, but only work if you tag the other person, but again, this is not a new thread, so it…

    287 votes
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    thank you!  ·  Warren responded

    I’m going to close this thread out with a Thank you!
    The requests in this topic and many in the comments already exist in other UV items. Here is a list of some of the big ones which can be up-voted and commented upon in their respective threads.

    Allow different notification options on Teams and Channels – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16925461

    Integrate with Windows notification center (native notifications) – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16950997

    Use built in notifications for macOS (native notifications) – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16941685

    Notifications are easily missed – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18161440

    Add Team wide reminders – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/17062255

    Sound is too low and other sounds problems – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18931243

    Follow and unfollow conversation thread – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18711997

    Browser/OS independent desktop notifications using HTML5 – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18671746

    Please up-vote the appropriate topics you support.

    -Warren

  17. Blink Icon for unread messages

    Teams icon pinned in taskbar doesn't blink orange anymore when I receive new messages. I cannot find an option to turn this. Was this removed?

    255 votes
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    The team has been investigating this issue. Currently, flashing in the taskbar only happens if you have banner notifications enabled in notification settings.

    We are investigating a fix for this, and will keep you posted. In the meantime, hopefully this tip will help.

    Thanks everyone.

  18. Notifications for teams

    I'm not receiving any notifications from teams.
    Each time I select anything in notification settings the selected setting disappears...

    187 votes
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    46 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    needs your feedback  ·  Warren responded

    Please add to the comments if you are experiencing this. I would like to know the OS and device you are using as well.

    I’ll bring this feedback to the feature team and help get this investigated.

    -Warren

  19. Channel or Team Notifications

    Teams does not provide any notification when someone posts to a Team channel. We have people not realising that someone's said something in a channel because people expect to have a notification that this happens. No one constantly checks Teams to see if there has been any activity.

    Could there be a banner notification at least on a "per-Team" basis telling us someone has posted something to one of our channels?

    At a minimum, some kind of generic notification that activity has occurred within any one of your Teams would be useful.

    180 votes
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  20. Visual notification in systray of unread message (for both Mac and PC)

    When there is an unread message, it would be *very* helpful if the systray icon could have a visual indicator that something is unread.

    174 votes
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